Westminster attack: car hire firms urged to tell police about suspicious customers

Westminster attack: car hire firms urged to tell police about suspicious customers
Attackers in London, Berlin and Nice did not use own vehicles

Car hire companies have been asked to forward details to police of customers suspected of using vehicles for criminal purposes, in the wake of last week’s terror attack.

Khalid Masood rented the 4×4 used to mow down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing three people. Concern has been raised that possible future attacks may also use rented vehicles, copying Masood’s methods and also those of Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who used a hired 19-tonne cargo truck to kill 86 people in Nice in July last year.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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